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The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces the availability of grants between $500 and $3,500 to archival institutions to fund projects to preserve and/or provide access to records created by Ohio’s state and local governments.  Proposals must be received by February 28, 2011.  Awards will be announced March 15, and projects must be completed by December 31, 2011.

Funding is made available by a Federal regrant opportunity from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Full details of this grant opportunity are available at OHRAB’s website  http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/ohrab/index.php?title=Re-grants_SNAP_Grant_Committee.  (Information about how to acquire a hard copy is at the end of this post.)  Highlights include:

•       Eligible institutions may be public or private

•       At least a portion of the project must involve government records.

•       Any size institution may apply, but preference will be given to institutions with permanently valuable materials of 500 cubic feet or fewer.

•       Eligible projects include those involving physical access, arrangement, and description; preservation (including storage materials); and making catalog descriptions of records or digital images of records available on line.

•       Eligible expenses include supplies and storage materials, technical equipment, and contracted services.

If you have questions or require a hard copy of the application package, please contact Judith G. Cetina, Ph.D., County Archivist, 2905 Franklin Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44113; 216-443-7262; jcetina@cuyahogacounty.us.

OHRAB Grant Opportunity 2011FINAL (pdf file)

Regrant_Budget_Form_fillable_worksheetFINAL1 (Microsoft excel file)

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